Difficulty in speech discrimination is a major complaint among post lingually deafened adults, which are cochlear implant (CI)
users. Consequently, it is important to study the factors that offer positive post-operative outcomes in order to get the most out of
this technology. Thus, many clinicians tend to orient the implanted toward the auditory training program with the aim of teaching
them to make perceptual distinctions about sounds that are presented systematically. Therefore, a systematic review was performed
to examine the influence of aural rehabilitation on post lingually deafened cochlear implant users’ speech recognition with an eye
towards reaching its full potential. A total of 20 articles was used in this review, chosen from PubMed, Science Direct, semantic
scholar, international journal of audiology, and journal of speech, language, and hearing research. It was therefore concluded
from the analysis of the previous studies that the auditory training may be advantageous when it considers the individual’s own
characteristics towards designing a proper auditory training program while tracking his/her progress throughout this period.
Furthermore, choosing between clinician-directed training and computer-based home training or a combination of both is essential,
considering the patient and the clinician’s preferences. Not to mention the high importance of choosing a processing strategy that
helps differentiate between the sound cues. It may also be beneficial to train the cochlear implant users on environmental sound
identification as well as speech recognition or speech tracking to recognize them better. Auditory rehabilitation could be more
valuable when provided in the long-term and when conducted in more realistic situations that resemble real-life environments. In
order to achieve the desired results, future studies should focus on sample size adjustments, including less heterogeneity among the
participants, while conducting long-term training suitable for each patient along with the proper processing strategy.